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November Newsletter 2019

 

 Happy Thanksgiving from Agile Physical Therapy!

 

 

 

Friendly Reminder:

 

 Agile will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.

 

There will be no Pilates classes Monday, November 18th, Tuesday, November 19th, Wednesday, November 27th, Thursday, November 28th, and Friday November 29th.

 

We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday! We are so thankful for each one of our patients and your continued support.

 

 

 

Goodbye T! 

T finished his last day at Agile on November 8th! He has moved on to the next chapter in his career. We know you all will miss him as much as we will! We wish him luck in all his future endeavors !

Injury Corner 

 

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

 

  • What is it?

    • PFPS is an overuse injury and refers to any pain in, around, or at the front of the knee cap.  PFPS can be characterized by tenderness along the borders of the knee cap and sometimes popping or clicking with knee movements.

    • Pain is a result of friction between the underside of the knee cap and the femur bone.

  • What causes it?

    • Factors that contribute to PFPS include

      • Weakness, tightness, or stiffness in the muscles around the knee and hip.

      • Abnormal posture especially referring to the alignment of the hip, knee and foot.

      • Improper tracking of the knee cap on the underlying knee joint.

  • Who is most affected?

    • PFPS affects more women than men, accounting for 20-25% of all reported knee pain.

    • Often occurs in people who are physically active or who have suddenly increased their activity level. 

    • Most likely to occur when activities involve repeated knee motions such as running, stair climbing, squatting, or jumping.

    • Can also worsen with prolonged sitting with the knee bent at a 90 degree angle.

  • How can PT help?

    • Strengthening to the muscles of the hip, knee, and ankle to support the knee cap.

    • Stretching to increase flexibility and reduce muscle imbalances around the knee.

    • Posture modification for static and dynamic activities.

    • Activity modification or guidance to reduce repetitive stress on the knee and decrease likelihood of reinjury.

    • Taping or bracing for muscular re-education or improve the position of the knee cap during activities.

Source: https://www.choosept.com/SymptomsConditionsDetail.aspx?cid=f6dfe597-2f7d-4f1e-9aff-67694dca085f

 

 We had another great Halloween at Agile this year! We hope everyone enjoyed our group costume! We are already taking suggestions for next year! Send us an email and let us know what you would like to see us as!

Recipe Corner

 

Grandma's Walnut Cranberry Sauce

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

2 Cups of  Fresh Cranberries

1/4 Cup Water

1 1/2 Cup Sugar

1 Can Crushed Pineapple

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup Crushed Walnuts

1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon 

 

Directions 

 

 

1. Combine water, sugar, cranberries  in a medium sauce pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop and the sauce has thickened.

 

2. Remove from heat. Stir in pineapple, walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cool; place in an air-tight container and chill before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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